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I bought a 55l model after using 2 smaller versions. Haven't been happy with it for longer trips as the ice simply doesn't last. Why? The plastic lid shuts on the plastic body and the seal doesn't touch anything. Put some water in it and with lid shut it pours out freely. I've been a Dometic/Waeco advocate for years. Not anymore, no reply from Dometic after a few emails/feedback
Have had my esky for couple of years now , on New Year’s Eve my son used it Unfortunately he’s friends house got burned down but the esky survived the fire ,it is a Scard but ok it still keep the beers inside cold.
does not keep anything cool
The esky did not keep a bag of ice solid for 10 hours. The esky was in the shade the entire time and was opened no more than 12 times My old Willow even with a bent lid did a better job.
Purchased in December 2020 at BCF.
Used the cooler for 2 or 3 day camping in hot weather, kept everything cool. Being aware to keep the cooler out of sun. Am planning to get a second unit but price has increased from $99 to $149 in 6 months.
Purchased in February 2020 for $99.00.
It keeps things cold as it’s meant to which is great and can’t fault it but the locking mechanism is rubbish and has broken. Which is very disappointing considering the high cost
Purchased in December 2018 for $270.00.
Does a good Job
I recently bought a Waeco 41 litre Cool Ice Box and used it on Christmas Day 2019 along side my older Evakool 64 litre Ice Mate , as a rough comparison on ice retention they were on par , with the Waeco holding ice slightly better , both boxes were prepared , pre cooled and iced on Christmas Eve .
The only minor concern I have with the Waeco is the screw in drain bung not tightening firm enough and may possibly leak but nothing that some white plumbing tape on the threads cant fix , otherwise it does a good job
Purchased in December 2019.
A poor esky
Ice lasts less than 24 hours. Disappointed, especially for its price. Could not recommend it. A cheap esky from "Woolies" works just as well or possibly better. Handles would be better than the strap.
Purchased at BCF Physical Store.
All components seem very cheaply made, not the quality I was expecting at all. The water outlet valve isn't in correct so I'm guessing it'll leak in my van. It just didn't look as if it had been cared for, it was covered in some kind of rusty liquid when it arrived and it look like it had been mistreated with small scrapes and dings here and there.
I feel a bit like I've been ripped off, I thought I was buying a premium product.
Purchased in February 2019 for $130.00.
Not what it’s cracked up to be!
Disappointed, ice doesn’t last even in cool wind, have made a reflective cover & still poor result totally not worth it!
perfect beer cooler
cant fault it.keeps ice for a few days.also serves as a good extra seat in the boat.if I ever lost this one I would definitely buy another one.well that is 31 words (30) minimum but it said it was only 28.
Kmart/quality at a premium
Plug/bung didnt seal, dumped a heap of water through vehicle, ice melted just as quick as my cheap one, which i wish i didn't throw out as i got full refund 4 days after purchase!
Ice melted way too fast, plug didn't seal, BCF even offered the 44l and a complete refund, took the refund but left the WCI44 in the shop.
Yes i refused a free 44l!
Great esky keeps cold
Bought for little day trips great little size. When filling up for a days travel will easily keep everything cold with 2 little ice bricks normally sits in the back of the truck out in the 40degC day only draw back is it gets heavy for the little strap would be better with handles
Side wall and bottom faults
We purchased the Waeco cool- ice, icebox in Nov 2016 and just returned it (1 Jan 2017)for a replacement.(only used it once)
We were away camping for 5 days over xmas and the icebox performed perfectly, held ice for 2-3 days at a time, "BUT" when we returned home and cleaning down the icebox i noticed an exterior side wall and the bottom had separated and developed a bubble the size of my palm, so i took it back to my local camping shop for a replacement without any problems, this is the second Waeco icebox product we've had problems with, so i recommend to do a thorough check of these products before leaving the shop.
Great cooler, met my expectations
I've only used this for 3 day trips in hot/sunny conditions, but keeps ice without a top-up for that time - I've used a combination or block ice (about a litre each) with party ice on the top. I'm fairly confident it will go longer if kept in shade or pre cooled. Very happy with it. Wait for a deal and you should find this under $200.
Great option to an esky
Purchased a Waeco Icebox (41 litre) on a recent holiday to save purchasing ice for the esky on a daily basis. The "lcebox" works great and can keep items cold for 3-4 days, great for camping or caravaning. The icebox is robust and can be secured easily in the back of the ute.
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|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Fridge Only||Fridge Only||Fridge Only||Fridge Only|
|Can Capacity||40 Cans|
|Power Source||None (Requires Ice)||None (Requires Ice)||None (Requires Ice)||None (Requires Ice)|
|Weight||2.8 kg||4.2 kg||6.1 kg||8.7 kg|
|Dimensions||305 x 388 x 245 mm||313 x 388 x 360 mm||440 x 420 x 360 mm||355 x 640 x 418 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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